Week of July 2, 2023

Summer Sundays in Hanover Center!  A reminder that, starting this Sunday (July 2), we move up the road a wee bit to our Summer worship home at the Hanover Center Church!  We hope to see you live and in person at 6 Parade Ground Road  in Hanover Center (or "Etna" if you're doing online navigation!) or on Zoom if you're away or if you prefer to worship with us online.   Summer services in the historic church in Hanover Center are always special.  Please join us if you're able to do so!
Summer Bible Discussions:  This year, we're pleased to announce that  both of our weekly Bible studies will continue through the summer!   Starting this Sunday July 2nd we'll meet in the vestry in Hanover Center from 9  to 9:45 am for a discussion of the book of Esther.  
Our Wednesday morning Bible study group, discussing Bible passages from and related to the previous Sunday's message, will continue to meet on Wednesday mornings at 10 am in Trumbull Hall at the Etna church.  You can also join us "live" via Zoom for the Wednesday morning discussions.  Please contact the church office to get the Zoom link.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  There will be no Wednesday morning Bible study on July 5th (i.e., next Wednesday). The Wednesday study will resume on July 12th.

Our Bible discussions have proven to be deep, insightful, invigorating, and -- yes -- fun!   Please join us for either or both groups as and if your schedule permits.  We'd really love to see and to hear from you!
Goings On at and Around Church:  Important Dates
No summer doldrums here!  Here's a list of important activities and dates that are on the horizon even now.  
  • July 9 @ 12 pm - Baptism of Grace Weinstein at Goose Pond
  • August 13 @ 12 pm - Baptism of Kalee Shoup at Goose Pond
  • August 20 @ 12 pm - Back to School Bash @ Etna church (kids and teens  5 - 18 years old)
  • September 12 @ 6 pm - Launch of “the Alpha Course” (more info will be coming)
  • Vision Weekend - September 22-24 
  • Fall Fest - October 14
Communion Sunday:  We will be celebrating Communion in our 10 am Sunday worship service this week. If you join us via Zoom, you should have a cracker or a piece of bread and a small cup (sip) of juice or other drink available to join us in this celebration.
COMING SOON!  Annual Band Concert:  Our next outreach event. The 6th annual Upper Valley Community Band Concert, July 22nd at 6:30 pm, on the Etna Green.
Mark your calendars, tell your friends, come for a time of great music, Christian fellowship, and pie and ice cream.

The date for the “Joyful Bells” Christmas concert will be Sunday, December 10th at 1:30 pm.
Listen Dinners:  Thanks to those who've volunteered, we will be able to provide support for cooking and serving the Listen meal on July 3rd!  There may be an opening for one more person to help -- please contact Laurie Wadsworth for information or to volunteer for future meals!  It's a vital and rewarding opportunity to serve our Upper Valley neighbors in the spirit of James' epistle!

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